TfGM bus priority developments continue
Preparatory work for town centre improvements in Leigh and Atherton is now under way as part of Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) bus priority scheme. The improvements include new bus lanes and bus stops, as well as enhanced junctions, better pedestrian crossings and improved provision for cyclists. All works are due for completion later this year.
Head of Programme Management Services for TfGM, Peter Boulton, said, ‘As part of the bus priority package we’re working with Wigan Council to make changes that will benefit all road users in town centres along the western end of the route, including drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. The first stage gets under way soon with utility diversion works and we’re writing to people to keep them up-to-date and let them know how to find out more information. Work is forging ahead with the guided busway and the A580 sections of the route and – subject to finalising the contract – we look forward to announcing details about who will operate busway services in the coming months.’